Date of Degree Completion
Master of Arts (MA)
Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, is a poignant tragicomedy set in the fictional town of Chinquapin, Louisiana from 1983 to 1985. The play's setting is a beauty salon that serves as psychiatrist's office, confessional and home away from home for several women of the town. This play reflects the strong sisterhood needed by women as they struggle through life's tragedies and rejoice during life's triumphs. The play presents characters that learn to grow stronger as they face each new obstacle. They are able to persevere because of the strong community of women to which they belong.
Petersdorf, Jana, "Direction of the Play: Steel Magnolias" (2002). Graduate Student Projects. 39.